Deans’ Hour

Wednesday afternoons from 2:30 to 3:20 pm (7th period) at BHSEC Manhattan are Deans’ Hours. This time is designed for weekly community academic and artistic events and is held open for all faculty and students.

While Deans’ Hours are the time exclusively dedicated to such activities, the calendar also includes a number of additional events similar in function but held at different times.

Some 2015/16 events follow as example:

09/16/15 Writing & Thinking Celebratory Readings
09/30/15 “The Genesis of the Canon
and the Canonical Status
of Genesis; or, is Eve to
be Blamed or Celebrated?”
Professor Bruce Matthews, Social Studies Faculty
Bard High School Early College, Manhattan
10/07/15 Ariadne Greif, “Concert and Lecture”
(11:45-12:35, Rm. 202)
10/14/15 “Choosing What is Right: Arguments and Authority in
the Bible and the Iliad”
David Levene
Professor and Chair of Classics Department
New York University
10/16/15Hunter College Dance Company (9:00 AM)
10/16/15Peter Silberman
“Lecture and Concert”
(3:20 PM, Library)
10/19/15Leon Botstein
“Welcome Lecture for Year One Students”
(9:50 AM)
10/21/15Fall Opportunities Fair
10/28/15Film Festival (curated by Anna Dolan)
11/04/15“Jazz and Democracy”
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Concert
11/18/15Yelena Beriyeva, Concert and Lecture
12/02/15STAGE Film Presentation, “The Hunting Ground”
12/4/15 “In Plato’s Cave”
Jay Elliott
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Bard College
(11:45 AM)
12/09/15 “Augustine and the Rhetoric of Autobiography”
George Baroud
Postdoctoral Fellow
New York University
12/11/5“Things Fall Apart: The Egyptian Revolution and Aftermath”
James Ketterer
Dean of International Studies, Bard
Director, Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program
(12:40 PM)
12/16/15Winter Concert and Art Exhibit
12/23/15BHSEC Step Team Performance and Presentation
01/06/16Concert with Randall Despommier and Jason Yeager
01/13/16Fall Theater Production, Kafka’s The Trial
(Directed by Anna Dolan)
01/15/1616 “On Saint Augustine and Education”
Joy Connolly
Professor of Classics
Dean for the Humanities
New York University
(11:45 AM)
02/03/16“Jazz and the Harlem Renaissance”
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
02/05/16“On Kafka”
Franz Kempf
Professor of German
Bard College
(11:45 AM)
02/12/16“On Woolf”
Mark Hussey
Professor Englsh
Pace University
(12:40 PM)
02/24/16“Reading the Renaissance”
Thomas Martin
Professor of Art History
BHSEC Manhattan
02/26/16“Gay Rights and Latin America”
Omar Encarnación
Professor of Political Studies
Bard College
(10:50 AM)
03/02/16“Digging up the Past: How do we Discover New Texts from the Ancient World?”
Lauren Curtis
Assistant Professor of Classics
Bard College
03/16/16“The Caliphate and the Transformation of Culture from the Near East to Europe”
Abigail Balbale
Assistant Professor Islamic Art and Material Culture
Bard Graduate Center
03/16/16Teddy Uzamere, BHSEC ‘13
“Early avoidance of a
heroin-paired taste-cue and
subsequent addiction-like behavior
in rats”
03/30/16“Concert/lecture on Chopin and the Holocaust”
Roger Peltzman
Third Street Music Faculty
04/06/16“On Montaigne”
Tabetha Ewing
Associate Professor of History
Bard College
04/13/16“Talk about The Disappeared, a Documentary about
Argentina’s Dirty War”
Peter Sanders, Filmmaker
04/20/16“Reception Studies in Classics”
Andrea Kouklanakis, Classics Faculty
BHSEC Manhattan
05/04/16“The Rest is Silence: Hamlet and Uncertainty”
Ian Bickford
Bard College at Simon’s Rock
05/11/16“Design and Decision: Decision-Making in Pride and Prejudice”
Zach Holbrook
Literature Faculty
BHSEC Manhattan
05/18/16“Jazz and Civil Rights”
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra